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116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 5161


To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for previously-owned qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 19, 2019

Mr. Gomez (for himself, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Suozzi, Ms. Moore, Mr. Panetta, Mr. Evans, Mr. Beyer, and Ms. Sánchez) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for previously-owned qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Affordable EVs for Working Families Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Credit for previously-owned qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles.

(a) In general.—Subpart A of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by inserting after section 25D the following new section:

“SEC. 25E. Previously-owned qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles.

“(a) Allowance of credit.—In the case of a qualified buyer who during a taxable year places in service a previously-owned qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle, there shall be allowed as a credit against the tax imposed by this chapter for the taxable year an amount equal to the sum of—

“(1) $1,250, plus

“(2) in the case of a vehicle which draws propulsion energy from a battery which exceeds 4 kilowatt hours of capacity (determined at the time of sale), the lesser of—

“(A) $1,250, and

“(B) the product of $208.50 and such excess kilowatt hours.

“(b) Limitations.—

“(1) SALE PRICE.—The credit allowed under subsection (a) with respect to sale of a vehicle shall not exceed 30 percent of the sale price.

“(2) ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME.—The amount which would (but for this paragraph) be allowed as a credit under subsection (a) shall be reduced (but not below zero) by $250 for each $1,000 (or fraction thereof) by which the taxpayer’s adjusted gross income exceeds $30,000 (twice such amount in the case of a joint return).

“(c) Definitions.—For purposes of this section—

“(1) PREVIOUSLY-OWNED QUALIFIED PLUG-IN ELECTRIC DRIVE MOTOR VEHICLE.—The term ‘previously-owned qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle’ means, with respect to a taxpayer, a motor vehicle—

“(A) the model year of which is at least 2 earlier than the calendar year in which the taxpayer acquires such vehicle,

“(B) the original use of which commences with a person other than the taxpayer,

“(C) which is acquired by the taxpayer in a qualified sale,

“(D) registered by the taxpayer for operation in a State or possession of the United States, and

“(E) which meets the requirements of subparagraphs (C), (D), (E), and (F) of section 30D(d)(1).

“(2) QUALIFIED SALE.—The term ‘qualified sale’ means a sale of a motor vehicle—

“(A) by a person who holds such vehicle in inventory (within the meaning of section 471) for sale or lease,

“(B) for a sale price of less than $25,000, and

“(C) which is the first transfer since the date of the enactment of this section to a person other than the person with whom the original use of such vehicle commenced.

“(3) QUALIFIED BUYER.—The term ‘qualified buyer’ means, with respect to a sale of a motor vehicle, a taxpayer—

“(A) who is an individual,

“(B) who purchases such vehicle for use and not for resale,

“(C) with respect to whom no deduction is allowable with respect to another taxpayer under section 151,

“(D) who has not been allowed a credit under this section for any sale during the 3-year period ending on the date of the sale of such vehicle, and

“(E) who possesses a certificate issued by the seller that certifies—

“(i) that the vehicle is a previously-owned qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle,

“(ii) the capacity of the battery at time of sale, and

“(iii) such other information as the Secretary may require.

“(4) MOTOR VEHICLE; CAPACITY.—The terms ‘motor vehicle’ and ‘capacity’ have the meaning given such terms in paragraphs (2) and (4) of section 30D(d), respectively.

“(d) Application of certain rules.—For purposes of this section, rules similar to the rules of paragraphs (1), (2), (4), (5), (6), and (7) of section 30D(f) shall apply for purposes of this section.

“(e) Certificate submission requirement.—The Secretary may require that the issuer of the certificate described in subsection (c)(3)(E) submit such certificate to the Secretary at the time and in the manner required by the Secretary.

“(f) Termination.—No credit shall be allowed under this section with respect to sales after December 31, 2024.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections for subpart A of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 of such Code is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 25D the following new item:


“Sec. 25E. Previously-owned qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles.”.

(c) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to sales after the date of the enactment of this Act.


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